Ryan Davis enters his second year with the Missouri Valley Conference as Assistant Commissioner for Communications.
He came to the MVC after working 10 years as Assistant Commissioner for Communications at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, where he orchestrated media relations efforts for the league’s 18 sports. Davis also handled assistant commissioner duties for four single-sport conferences, managing 36 institutions across 11 different states. Prior to his 10-year stint at the HCAC, Davis was an anchor and producer for WXLW ESPN 950 AM in Indianapolis, Ind., for two years.
At the Missouri Valley Conference office, Davis is the primary media relations contact for baseball, volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s basketball. To that end, he’ll handle day-to-day, weekly and championship media relations duties for assigned sports, including pre-event releases, game recaps, statistical upkeep and record keeping, media guide content and design, championship press kits and website maintenance.
In addition, he coordinates the MVC Internship Program, including communicating with local university contacts in the recruitment and utilization of undergraduate and graduate students, while mentoring and supervising all office interns. He’ll also assist with league’s in-house television package, including education of on-air talent in preparation for MVC telecasts. Davis will also manage the league’s Scholar-Athletes of the Week program during the 2017-18 season.
He is an active member of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), sitting as the Goodwill and Wellness Committee’s Community Service Coordinator and serving as a member of the Academic All-America Committee. His 2016-17 MVC Women’s Basketball Media Guide was also honored by the national organization, earning Best in the Nation accolades.
A native of Greenwood, Ind., Davis is a 2004 graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington, holding a degree in Sports Communications. He and his wife Kristin live in Kirkwood, MO and have a son Nolan (5), daughter Caroline (2) and dog Tessie.